Roth, Philip, 1933-2018Alternative names
Author. Full name: Philip Milton Roth. Born 1933.
From the description of Philip Roth papers, 1938-2001 (bulk 1960-1999). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982313
Philip Roth is a popular and critically acclaimed American novelist. His observations on the Jewish experience in America, as depicted in such works as Goodbye, Columbus, and Portnoy's Complaint, show inventiveness and a singular sense of humor. Some observers find his works unnecessarily scatalogical and self-indulgent, others as an honest portrayal of the author's experiences and observations. One of the guiding themes in his work is a search for a personal and cultural identity.
From the description of Philip Roth letters and essays, 1952-1986. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57659876
1933, Mar. 19:
Born, Newark, N.J.
1950- 1951: Attended Rutgers University, Newark, N.J.
1951- 1954: Completed B.A. in English, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa. Founding editor and contributor, campus literary magazine Et Cetera
Published first story, “The Day It Snowed,” in Chicago Review
M.A. in English, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
1955- 1956: Served in United States army. Received medical discharge
1956- 1958: Instructor, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Married Margaret Martinson Williams (died 1968) Published Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Winner of National Book Award and Daroff Award of the Jewish Book Council of America
1960- 1962: Visiting lecturer, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1962- 1964: Writer-in-residence, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
1963- 1972: Annual summer visits to Yaddo Artist's Colony, Sarasota Springs, N.Y.
1965- 1980: Adjunct professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
Published Portnoy's Complaint. New York: Random House
Published The Great American Novel. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
1974- 1989: Founder and general editor, Penguin Books series Writers from the Other Europe
Published The Ghost Writer. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Initial work in the Zuckerman trilogy followed by Zuckerman Unbound (1981) and The Anatomy Lesson (1983)
Published The Counterlife. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Received National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and National Jewish Book Award for Fiction of the Jewish Book Council
Married Claire Bloom (divorced 1994)
Published Patrimony: A True Story. New York: Simon and Schuster. Winner of National Book Critics Circle Award
Published Operation Shylock: A Confession. New York: Simon and Schuster. Won PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Published American Pastoral. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Awarded Pulitzer Prize for fiction
Published The Human Stain. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co. Received W. H. Smith Literary Award and other honors
Received Gold Medal for Fiction, American Academy of Arts and Letters Published The Dying Animal and Shop Talk. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
Awarded Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, National Book Foundation
Published The Plot against America. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Co.
From the guide to the Philip Roth Papers, 1938-2001, (bulk 1960-1999), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Jews--United States
- Artist colonies
- American literature
- Psychological fiction
- Artist colonies--New York (State)--Saratoga Springs
- Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
- Middle aged men--Psychology--Fiction
- Authors, European
- Chicago, IL, US
- Newark, NJ, US